Studio Job: Containers II at Design Miami 2011

Studio Job: Containers II at Design Miami 2011


for gallery vivid this is the third time to go to miami and we are very glad to bring new unique pieces by studio job. they worked with a famous crystal firm Val Saint-Lambert they made a big piece with the Val Saint-Lambert factory and then they went into the factory and
they discovered a huge storage of old pieces some hundred years old that were never produced. the factory at one point in history was bigger
than Baccarat there worked five hundred people worked in the factory and they had to produced because the ovens were not
allowed to turn off so all those pieces they produced and never used, they went into a storage and this storage that uh… yeah was kind of waste but Job said well, we we can do
something with those old pieces with each block they said well we give it a kind of function as a vessel one turned into a coffee pot, one into
a wastebasket and that’s what they did with this
block. this block was already hundred years old
and was crafted with their design and they added the bronze pieces
and now we have a new piece and so we have a collection of five
unique pieces the nice thing about it is is that they
are so well crafted uh… and they combine the high-level of Val Saint-Lambert with their own
high-level of making bronze additions to the crystal the nice thing about this block is
that it’s a piece with not to real function but you see all their techniques in one. here you have the old crystal block nearly we have the bronze with on top of it
gold then you have the ship that’s also bronze
but painted black and you have the porcelain that’s also added so all their craftmanship
is in this piece and I think of all those five pieces this is the top piece studio Job has a are i think in the field of design are
quite original they use sometimes quite classical forms to make a peace is that there
are always kind of metaphors of simple ideas a chocolate pot, a coffee pot a hat simple things but they turn it into a new form that’s what you see here this waste
bucket it works perfectly as a waste bucket only it’s too heavy to be a useful piece but that’s the funny thing is it’s always inbetween arts and design
it has a function but you can’t use it


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